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The 50 Greatest Train Journeys of the World

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Acclaimed travel writer Anthony Lambert presents his selection of train journeys with real character, sublime scenery, a sense of history, a well-appointed train, or even the opportunity to enjoy a meal with proper napery, silver and glass...

Some journeys are well known, such as the Glacier or Orient Expresses, which combine glamour, outstanding cuisine and ser
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 16th 2016 by Icon Books
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Ravinder
Apr 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I was most interested in reading about the South American railway journeys, as they seem to be the most incredible engineering feats. The book confirms that.

Was pleasantly surprised by the Alaskan and Canadian journeys

This book only wets one's appetite to go online and search for videos of the train journeys in this book...hence just a 3 star rating
Paul Street
Jan 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Too UK-centric with 12 out of 50 journeys in the UK. Some maps would have helped.
Been superseded by the terrific train journey series on TV starring Michael Portillo and Chris Tarrant.
Ietrio
Sep 04, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: junk
Get on the Eurostar. Enjoy the view! That is about it. And about half the book is fluff from wikipedia. Want to go from Nimes to Clermont Ferrand? Well, here's a short lecture about Ales.
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